Shenpa is the urge, the hook, that triggers our habitual tendency to close down. We get hooked in that moment of tightening when we reach for relief. To get unhooked we begin by recognizing that moment of unease and learn to relax in that moment.
Pema Chödrön teaches us Tonglen, “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion.
Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy.
If you’re jealous or angry or lonely, says Pema Chödrön, don’t run from the feeling.
Lion’s Roar’s Beth Wallace reflects on how Pema Chödrön impacted her life, from the November 2022 Issue of Lion’s Roar.
The simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways meditation makes us better people.
As our world consistently changes, Rebecca Li explains how we can feel true freedom when we learn to live every moment as a new experience.
On the occasion of Pema Chödrön’s birthday, Lion’s Roar’s deputy editor Andrea Miller shares the important lessons Pema has taught her.
Pema Chödrön describes the process of looking compassionately and honestly at our own minds. In the end, she says, freeing ourselves from anger and hostility comes down to choosing which wolf we want to feed.
To be without a reference point is the ultimate loneliness. It is also called enlightenment.